Will Princess Beatrice Have to Delay Her Wedding Because of Her Father?

The royal family can’t escape scandal and intrigue, and the newest target is an unlikely one indeed. Prince Andrew, Queen Elizabeth II’s son and the father of Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, has gotten embroiled in a sex scandal.

The scandal threatens to endanger Prince Andrew‘s status within the royal family. It could also, according to some recent reports, endanger Princess Beatrice’s future plans with her multi-millionaire boyfriend.

What trouble is Prince Andrew in?

Prince Andrew, Duke of York sits next to his daughter Princess Beatrice.
Prince Andrew, Duke of York sits next to his daughter Princess Beatrice. | Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

It all started in 2015 when Prince Andrew’s name was mentioned in the Jeffrey Epstein case. Epstein, a known sex offender, was accused of involving his longtime friend, Prince Andrew, in his shady dealings.

With Epstein’s recent death, the issue of Prince Andrew’s involvement has come to light again and many publications are investigating just how deep the ties to Epstein may have gone. It is a known fact that Prince Andrew and Epstein were at the very least associates. And while Prince Andrew has denied any wrongdoing, the media has already started a tireless crusade against the royal.

His family is sticking by him, at least for now. Queen Elizabeth has made her support for her son public and stepped out with him on several occasions, including to church, which can be seen as an ac of solidarity. However, now that multiple women have accused Prince Andrew of inappropriate behavior, things aren’t looking good for the royal.

Who is Princess Beatrice dating?

Prince Andrew’s daughter, Princess Beatrice, has been living her best life with her wealthy boyfriend: property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. After having known each other for years, the two made their romance official earlier this spring. Since then, they have been spotted out and about on many occasions, everything from extravagant red carpets to low-key dates on the town. 

Mozzi reportedly gets along quite well with Princess Beatrice’s family and has been seen spending time with both Prince Andrew and Princess Beatrice’s mother, Sarah Ferguson. Princess Beatrice is a very family-oriented young woman and seems to want to ensure that her boyfriend is a perfect fit into her tight-knit family circle. Still, the allegations against her father might end up throwing a wrench into the best-laid romantic plans of Princess Beatrice and Mozzi.

Will Princess Beatrice delay her wedding because of the scandal?

Although nothing has yet been announced, there has been speculation for some time that Princess Beatrice and Mozzi are seriously considering getting engaged in the near future. There have been several subtle hints that she is looking forward to a wedding: changing up her eating habits by switching to a vegan diet, wearing specialty engraved jewelry, and getting extra affectionate with her boyfriend in public.

However, the problems with Prince Andrew could end up delaying any wedding plans that the two might have started to plan. A recent report claims that Princess Beatrice is obviously none too thrilled with the allegations against her father, and might even want to delay her wedding in order to avoid negative media attention around her big day. The report also reveals that she doesn’t necessarily want Prince Andrew to be walking her down the aisle to start her new life with everyone focusing on the connections between Prince Andrew and Epstein.

Still, at this point in time, Princess Beatrice has yet to announce her engagement to Mozzi. Assuming that the two get engaged this year, they still have to take into account the time it would take to plan the wedding, traditionally around a year. That could be plenty of time for the scandal to blow over, depending on what happens over the next few weeks.